Caps and Gowns
Undergraduate students will wear red caps and gowns.
Please note: All prices are subject to change. Cap, gown and tassel are required for participation.
Students are encouraged to celebrate their study abroad, international student experience, or cultural heritage by wearing an international stole. For more information on how to purchase a stole, email the International Programs Office.
The Campus Store Hours
Monday: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Thursday: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
SUNY Cortland Campus Store
Tassels should be worn on the left side throughout the ceremony.
Students who qualify for an honors distinction based on their grade point averages recorded as of Feb. 1, 2024, will receive an honors tassel, which will be available for pick up from the Special Events team on select dates in April and May 2024 and at Commencement. Additional details will be sent directly to those who qualify.
Honors Distinctions and Tassel Colors
|3.2 to 3.499
|Magna Cum Laude
|3.5 to 3.749
|Red and White Tassel
|Summa Cum Laude
|3.75 and above
Students not qualifying for honors distinction will wear a black tassel. However, if the student’s grade point average at the end of the academic year meets the honors criteria as noted above, the honors distinction will be recorded and displayed on the official transcript and diploma.
Various departments also have individual honors programs. The departments may distribute cords or tassels to wear during the Commencement ceremony as well. Students should inquire with department chairs or advisors to verify if there is a specific honors distinction for a major/program.